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Group 09 S.ave O.ur S.pikes

We are interested in the potential adaptive re-use of Heatherwicks 'B of the Bang' spikes, in order to raise awareness of lost art in Manchester // Download Poster

Steven K // William P // George W // Robert S // David E

Big thanks to the design and craft centre for hosting our exhibition of excellent works from the first and second years and everyone that was involved in setting it up.
Posted 12 May 2016 10:02
Reminder 'B of the Bang' Exhibition held at Manchester Craft and Design Centre - 10th May 10am to 5pm
Posted 9 May 2016 10:57
Group 4: Considered light conditions in the photographic studio capturing the drama of the model.
Posted 7 May 2016 11:44
Group 2: Model/Montage, another successful piece of work from the students in group 2. Final touches will be made before the exhibition on the 10th May.
Posted 7 May 2016 11:41
Group 5: A very successful photomontage following the skills workshop. "Two Moons" a careful balance of context, concept and art.
Posted 7 May 2016 11:27
Group1: Making the most of their model with well considered/composed photographs.
Posted 7 May 2016 11:23
Group 5: Photomontage following the skills workshop ready for the exhibition on May 10th
Posted 7 May 2016 11:20
Lord Northcliffe's vision of two moons.
Cast plaster and wood model.
Posted 5 May 2016 20:27
Group 5: Model photography workshop. "capturing the model in flight"
Posted 5 May 2016 20:11
Photographing the final models
Posted 5 May 2016 19:59
Final models almost ready for photography suite!!! Great work.
Posted 5 May 2016 13:01
Models progressing well (site model/casting/memorial) ready for photography studio session tomorrow.
Posted 4 May 2016 20:44
Great progress today. Tomorrow's agenda is as follows:

10am - Meet at uom workshop with cameras for photography session in photography suite. (Please be on time and with models)

11:30 am - 1pm - take corresponding photos on site (prep for montage)

1pm - 5pm - Meet in law school room Sb 2.02 for montage session.
Posted 4 May 2016 14:46
Concept light model working better than expected.
Looking forward to seeing the presentation model
Posted 3 May 2016 19:29
We apologise for the inconvenience caused
Posted 2 May 2016 21:29
B of the Bang Exhibition Poster
Posted 2 May 2016 21:26
First Draft of Poster for Exhibition at the Manchester Craft and Design Centre
Posted 2 May 2016 15:51
Group 9 - 10th May - Exhibition venue Information:
Manchester Craft & Design Centre
A not-for-profit social enterprise and the independent incubator venue for craft and design businesses in the North West.
18 unique studios are open to the public six days a week* and are home to over 30 talented designer-makers who create and sell their handmade work in the centre, alongside the on-site cafe and exciting programme of workshops, exhibitions and events.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 19:57
Group 9
Information/specification regarding our exhibition space at the Manchester craft & design centre.
Space2 has a footprint of approximately 25 m2 / 270 ft2 (5m x 5m), and is fully
wheelchair accessible. All walls are painted white and there is a clear area that can
be used to project images. The space has hot and cold water, 6 x 13a double
electric sockets on two fused circuits, electric heaters and an extractor fan. There
are blackout blinds on the windows, wireless internet access and a data projector.
Posted 29 Apr 2016 19:46
Great start in the workshop today, looking forward to seeing the final outcomes at the exhibition on the 10th may at the craft centre!!!
Posted 29 Apr 2016 16:52
Posted 28 Apr 2016 10:40
Great couple of days of site analysis. We are looking forward to seeing those proposals!!!
Posted 27 Apr 2016 21:10
Room info for tomorrow
MMU Law School
Thurs 28th - SB 2.06 - 10am to 5pm
p.s. bring along all your materials for the workshop
Posted 27 Apr 2016 16:31
Group 4:

Good precedent study since you were interested in light installations at night.
Posted 27 Apr 2016 14:40
Great work today and some fantastic ideas/concepts to develop.
Tomorrows presentation location: MMU Law School SB 2.01 - 1pm
Posted 26 Apr 2016 17:43
Precedent for Group 1:
Shirin Abedinirad
Reflective Installations
Posted 26 Apr 2016 17:09
Precedent for group 2:
“People tend to sit where there are places to sit.”
William H. Whyte
City: Rediscovering the center (2009)
Posted 26 Apr 2016 14:47
Anish Kapoor: Turning the World
Posted 26 Apr 2016 13:47
Precedent for group1:
"Light House"
Posted 26 Apr 2016 13:37
Inspiration discovered on the Manchester art installation tour.
Posted 25 Apr 2016 17:33
Public art installation tour : Cathedral gardens
Posted 25 Apr 2016 17:21
Here is the list of groups we agreed on today for the projects:
Posted 25 Apr 2016 17:15
Inspiration from Manchesters public art.
Posted 25 Apr 2016 14:11
Hi group 9, great start today. Good to a meet you all. A post about tomorrow and what we will require. Please could you come tomorrow with an idea of a potential site that may have a relationship with some of the themes we discussed.
1. Music scene
2. Education
3. Sport (football)
4. Hidden nature
5. Architecture
Please do not feel restricted by these, they are just ideas for potential manchester themes.
Would you please cone with the location on a map and a bit about the site from desktop research. We can discuss this further tomorrow morning.
Meet tomorrow 10am r710 Chatham.
Posted 25 Apr 2016 14:05
Leviathan - Anish Kapoor
Posted 24 Apr 2016 22:30
Leviathan by Anish Kapoor
Posted 24 Apr 2016 18:43
- Gordon Matta-Clark
Altering the perception of space
Posted 22 Apr 2016 16:13
Eduardo Chillida - Wind Combs
The sculpture presences nature, perspective, and the horizon. The art affects the attention of the viewer.
Posted 22 Apr 2016 16:03
Posted 22 Apr 2016 15:34
Posted 22 Apr 2016 15:34
Displaying absence
Posted 22 Apr 2016 15:34
Updated programme and schedule of events for S.O.S.
Posted 21 Apr 2016 19:35
Risk assessment for S.O.S.
Posted 18 Apr 2016 17:02
Inspiration. Free from the constraints of physical form
Posted 16 Apr 2016 14:06
"Diminish and Ascend is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase."
Posted 16 Apr 2016 13:56
"Manchester Public Art"
Article highlighting some of the city's public art:
Posted 16 Apr 2016 13:50
BBC article regarding the spikes history/future:
Posted 3 Mar 2016 15:25
S.ave O.ur S.pikes
Posted 21 Feb 2016 12:33